Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Be Humble


"Happy are those who are humble; they will receive what God has promised."
                                - Matthew 5:5

Stop feeding the beast, hate or any sin.  

Hate or power trips are aggressions and prevents the ability to peacefully receive the Holy Spirit and love in fellowship.

If you close your heart, your mind, your eyes, your soul to the love and peace of Jesus Christ, you will never be happy or receive anything the Lord has promised.

Open your heart, your mind, your eyes, your soul to the love and peace of Jesus Christ, humble yourself before the Lord and receive what the Lord has promised.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Respect and Honor


Everyone wants to feel safe, not only when you walk outside, but also in your own home.  

Everybody deserves to feel safe and respected. 

What happens when it is not safe, not respectful and not honorable?  

Those tasked to serve and protect, should do just that, serve and protect, not harm and disrespect.  

When people that are tasked to protect people, instead harm, then protectors are no longer protectors, but perpetrators.  

Perpetrators must be brought to justice; otherwise, the whole become guilty of harboring criminals and complicit accomplices of criminals.  

We should expect our protectors to conduct themselves with respectful and honorable conduct, not criminal. 

We need to hold those practicing dishonorable and criminal conduct accountable for each count of criminal misconduct. 

Cowards turn a blind eye to harm and sin(s).  

True heroes brave the truth, prevent from harm and live up to the Commandments of the Lord.  

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Divine Rules


Friendly reminder, the Commandments are divine rule of laws and are essentially orders from the Lord; they are not suggestions.  

Breaking divine laws have serious negative consequences.  

The focus of the Commandments of Jesus Christ is love (in fellowship with the Lord and your neighbors).  

The focus of power is force which is not love in fellowship, neither is it wisdom or competence.  

Take care in what you practice, because who you are and who you become will be what you are Judged upon  on Judgement Day.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Beware of Groomers


Do you even realize you have been groomed by wolves in shepard's clothing?

No real shepard would hurt his or her sheep, let wolves harm the sheep or lead sheep into temptation.

When Jesus said that you can be forgiven for almost anything you say (except against the Holy Spirit), He is talking about defamation of character, not actions in sins.

Another popular grooming corruptor, turning the other cheek, against some slight, is not the same as letting harm happen or letting Unholies commit countless sins and crimes against humanity.  

Or the super popular, we are all sinners, so give into sin, turn a blind eye to sin, and even commit sins, because you will be forgiven for all sins if you only believe in JesusChrist; if this were true, then Jesus would not say to the unholy believers on Judgement Day to get away from Him [Matthew 7:21-23].

It should also tell you that it is not enough to believe in Jesus Christ, you must also not sin and become unholy.  

Beware of groomers in any kind of clothing.  

Corruption is corruption; abuse is abuse.

Compromised behaviors in sins or crimes against humanity are damnable acts and not acceptable to the Lord. 

Friday, June 26, 2020



As the good shepard, do you think Jesus would let wolves harm His sheep?  

Do you think Jesus would let wolves abuse His sheep? 

Lead His sheep into harms way?  

Lead into temptation? 

Do you really think that Jesus would let wolves do whatever Unholies want? 

Eye to Eye


You cannot see eye to eye with the Lord until you have purity of heart and it feels for humanity.  

Ultimately, how the Lord will call it is what matters, for the Lord is the final Judge.  

Therefore, it is vitally important to see what the Lord sees.  

Yet few ever bother consulting with the Holy Spirit before making decision or choices.  

If you do not know how to connect to the Holy Spirit, a good way to be closer is to ask, WWJD, what would Jesus do in this situation? Or ask, would I like it if the same thing were to happen to me (Golden Rule)?

And also think through to the consequences.  

The consequence of bad behaviors and sins is damnation and destruction of humanity. 

The consequence of bad practices is running things into the ground.  

The consequence of letting the coronavirus go unchecked and not nipping in the bud is that it will spread like wild fire and cause sickness and death.  

If you think through to the consequences, you will get a better idea of what you must do.  

And if you match each situation to what Jesus would do or what the Holy Spirit would have you do, then you will have the best outcomes.  

Hopefully, the final outcome will be love, peace, prosperity (better future), fair and just treatment of people, and ultimately salvation. 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Recovery Process


The recovery process is a process; therefore, it is long and arduous like a marathon, and will have its ups and downs (not a straight upward or downward trend).  

Actually, the recovery process feels closer to a rehabilitation process rather than recovery.  

Rehabilitation is "the process of helping a person who has suffered an illness or injury restore lost skills and so regain maximum self-sufficiency."

If feels like we have suffered losses in self-sufficiency; and these losses can range from having to deal with job loss, food insecurity, traumatic illnesses, death and crimes against humanity.  

We cannot hope to recover, to regain our standing in the world and with the Lord, without first restoring our humanity, rebuilding our soul and good character and actually following the Commandments of Jesus Christ to love.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Do You Know?


Do you know what happens to your soul when you hate or sin? 

What do you think happens when you go against the Commandments of Jesus Christ to love?  

Think about it.  

We'll discuss it later.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Words Differ From Actions


"My little children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action."

                                     -1 John 3:18

Do not confuse words with actions. 

Because, did you know that in the bible the Lord sometimes just simply destroy in action unrepentant sinners?  

Therefore, take actions that demonstrate what it means to be a true Christian; if you have sinned, confess repent and atone.  

Obey the Lord's commandments to love and respect your neighbor in fellowship and express the love and kindness through just and fair actions. 

Monday, June 22, 2020

Ultimate Goal


The point to life is to learn how to be the best steward on earth, to pass every tests of character, be the best person you can be and to meet the Lord's expectations, so that on Judgment Day, you can enter heaven.  

If you cannot meet the Lord's standards of conduct and fail every test of character, how can you have an expectation of salvation? 

Jesus Christ stated that if you are unholy, his response on Judgment Day  will be to get away from Him.

Throughout your lifetime, there will be many tests of character and on different attributes. 

There are multiple chances to pass.  If you fail the first time or many times, as long as you repent and atone in time, you will pass that particular test.  

Of course, there are varied attribute tests and dufficult for some to pass all.  But not difficult to try to do better each time.  

Remember, the ultimate goal is salvation.  

What you have to do to achieve it, is up to you and ultimately the Lord.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

In Reality


For, as scripture says, "The earth and everything in it belongs to the Lord."
                         - 1 Corinthians 10:26

Since the Lord created us and we are on earth, all people belong to the Lord.  

Anyone causing harm to what belongs to the Lord, sins against the Lord.

There is a reason why it is called deprivation of civil rights (18 U.S.C. secrion 242).

Just because a person under color of law breaks the law in abuse of power, causing harm, it does not mean the abuser has the right to deprive and make the victim feel less than human or have the right to deprive from the victim basic civil and human rights.   

It is the perpetrator that reveals his or her lack of character and true colors of hate in sins and crimes against humanity.

In reality, the victim did not do anything wrong and did nothing to lessen his or her character or humanity; this cannot be said of the perp who's questionable character cheapen his or her humanity in hate, crimes and sins.

Happy Father's Day 🙂

"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."      —Mark Twain

Thank you Dad,

For being exemplifying what it is like to be a good Christian by respecting all people, caring about humanity through Christian charity and honoring the Lord with dignity, decency and grace.

Happy Father's Day 🙂

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Do Not Follow Idols or Megalomaniacs


"I want you to remember, my friends, what happened to our ancestors who followed Moses...But even God was not pleased with most of them, and so their dead bodies were scattered over the desert. 

Now, all of this is an example for us,  to warn us not to desire evil things, nor to worship idols, as some of them did.  

As the scripture says, 'The people sat down to a feast which turned into an orgy of drinking and sex. ' We must not be guilty of sexual immorality,  as some of them were - and in one day twenty- three thousand of them fell dead."

                              - 1 Corinthians 10:1,5-8

You are not to follow false prophets, false ministers, idols or megalomaniacs. 

Do not follow them into temptation, power trips or sins.  

Again, super abuses in power is still abuse of power; super aggravations in crimes against humanity are still crimes against humanity; super sinful ways are only faster damnations to the deepest parts of hell.  

Do not be led into temptation and sins.  

Follow instead the Lord, the teachings of Jesus Christ, practice ethics and Christian values.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Celebrate the End of Slavery


Today, we celebrate the end of slavery. 

Here are five quotes by Frederick Douglass to ponder: 

If there is no struggle, there is no progress."

"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous."

"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."

"No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck."

"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."
                        – Frederick Douglass

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Where From, Where To


Are past and current innovations based upon Lockhart-types nonexistent talents or unholy Voldemort-types abusive powers of ignorance? 

Are future innovations going to be based upon Lockhart-types nonexistent talents or unholy Voldemort-types abusive powers of ignorance?  

Perhaps it might be helpful to figure out from where and how past innovations came about, in order to figure out where current and future innovations will stem.

Where did the ideas stem?

When you will have a clue of where from, then you'll a clue as where to.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

What Else?


Keep in mind yesterday's questions:

What do you think the Lord in heaven want for you to do?

And what is the Lord's expectation of you?  

How do you think you should go about discerning the answer to these questions?  

Firstly, you know you are created with somekind of talent for some kind of (positive) purpose that the Lord expect for you to fulfill by doing (what the the Lord in heaven want for you to do).

Secondly, you know you must follow the commandments of the Lord while fulfilling your duties and responsibilities to the Lord.  

What else?

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Lord's Pick


Do you know better than the Lord?

Why then disrespect the Lord's pick?

There is a reason certain people have really amazing levels of talent in certain areas.  

There is a reason why not everyone is an Einstein or a Dumbledore.  

The Lord is the one giving out the talent and at what levels; it's the Lord's pick.

What is the Lord's Expectation of You?


Judgement Day is the Lord's sorting of that person into her or his proper and deserved place.  

It is not based on that person's personal belief or desire; you can believe or desire to enter heaven, but it does not mean you will.  

The decision is the Lord's.

Many believe that all one has to do is believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and salvation is theirs.  

But Jesus Christ stated, "Not everyone who calls me 'Lord, Lord' will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only those that do what my Father in heaven wants them to do. 

When the Judgement Day comes, many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord! In your name we spoke God's message, by your name we drove out many demons and performed many miracles!'  

Then I will say to them, 'I never knew you.  Get away from me, you wicked people!'

                               - Matthew 7: 21-23

Note that Jesus states "only those that do what my Father in heaven wants"; therefore, we know we have to do something and whatever we do have to be in line with what the Lord in heaven wants (not what you want).

In other words, what you do matters and it must follow the Lord's expectations and commandments.

What do you think the Lord in heaven want for you to do and what is the Lord's expectation of you?  

Monday, June 15, 2020

Watch Your Thoughts.....


Here is a quote from Lao Tzu, the ancient philosopher and author of the Tao Te Ching (The Way and Its Power):

Watch your thoughts, they become your words; 
Watch your words, they become your actions; 
Watch your actions, they become your habits; 
Watch your habits, they become your character; 
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny. 

If your thoughts are filled with hate, fear, lust and sins, then your character will also be filled with hate, fear, lust and sins; and your destiny will be hell.

And just because someone has a talent or special ability, it does not mean that person will use it for good; it depends upon his or her character.  

And there are different levels of abilities, not everyone will be at genius or master levels.  

At whatever the ability, abuse of power is abuse of power; super abuses of power is still abuse of power; causing harm at whatever level of power or ability is still causing harm.

Regardless of the kind of ability or power you have, you will still need purity of heart to see the Lord and enter heaven.  


Watch your thoughts, they become your words; 
Watch your words, they become your actions; 
Watch your actions, they become your habits; 
Watch your habits, they become your character; 
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Rule of Law


As we protest against injustice and hold abusers of power accountable for each count of abuse, let's take a look at some of these laws. 

Preventing abuse of power or color of law violations:  

18 U.S.C. section 242, Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law*

"States it is a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, priviledges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

This law further prohibits a person acting under color to subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or penalties than perscribed on account of color or race."

Categories of color of law violations are:

Excessive force 
Sexual assaults 
False arrest and fabrication of evidence
Deprivation of property
Failure to keep from harm

A category for Malfeasance should be added.

The Fourth Amendment guarantees rights against unreasonable search and seizures. 
The Eighth Amendment prohibits use of cruel and unusual punishment.   

Under 18 U.S.C. section 4, it is a crime to conceal or fail to report to proper authorities the commision if felony under any criminal statute if the individual knew of the actual commission of the crime(s).

Under 18 U.S.C. section 2, it is a crime to aid, abet, counsel, command, induce or procure another to commit a crime under any criminal statute.  

Under 18 U.S.C., it is a crime to conspire with one or more persons to commit a crime under any criminal statute.  

Tampering 18 U.S.C. section 1365

Violating merit system principles 5 U.S.C. 2301

Harassment, Title VII of Civil Rights Act

Conspiracy Against Rights, 18 U.S.C.  section 241

Assaults, 18 U.S.C. section 113-117

Sexual assaults or sexual abuse, 18 U.S.C. section 2241

Stalking, 18 U.S.C. section 2261-2266

Pattern and Practice, 42 U.S.C. section 14141

Fraud and false statements, 18 U.S.C section 1001, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1037, 1038

These are just some of the domestic laws violated or abused.  

Some of International laws or treaties violated:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Just and Fair Follow Up


If someone truly has honorable intentions, that person actually follow up with honorable intent, not bad.

If someone is truly fair and just, that person actually follow up with fair and just practices.  

Otherwise, it's all just smoke.  

If someone is truly a Christian, that person actually follow and follow up on the commandments of Christ to love and respect.

If someone's words of fairness and justice are true, then there will actually be follow up in fair and just practices, otherwise it's just talk with no real intentions in justice or fairness.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Live Life in the Light of the Lord


"No one lights a lamp and put it under a bowl; instead it is put on a nightstand where it lights up the whole house."
                                 - Matthew 5:15

"The eyes are like a lamp for the body.  If your eyes are sound,  your whole body will be full of light; but if your eyes are no good your body will be in darkness.   

So if the light in you is darkness, how terribly dark it be!"

                                  - Matthew 6: 22-23

If you see the world through the eyes of fear, hate or sins then you are not seeing anything but shadows of your reflected fear, hate or sins; and live in its shadows.

Those distortions in shadows cover-up the purity of heart which never allows one to see the Lord or Heaven's Gate.

Look and see the world in a manner which will dispell the shadows and bring forth the Holy Spirit; and live the Life in the Light of the Lord.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Empathy With the Golden Rule in Mind


"I do not ask a wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person, My hurt turns livid upon me as I lean on a cane and observe."

                       - Walt Whitman*

Empathy is the ability to become the wounded person and understand the pain.  

Too often people fail too see and feel another's pain.  

If someone hurt you, disrepected you (or your children), treated you (or your children) with less than honorable intentions and caused you (or your children) physical and emotional harm, would you be O.K. with it?

We can quote the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”; however, without empathy, wrong doers would feel nothing while continuing to do something they would never want to happen to them.  

With or without empathy, the Law of the Prophets are clear.  

Whether someone feels the gravity of their sins or abuses, does not negate the abuses, sins and crimes perpetuated.  

Because Judgement Day will be based upon the Lord's understanding, it would be helpful to know where you stand with the Lord before then; and that way is through empathy.  

Ask yourself empathetic questions: 

Have you done something to someone that you would not want to happen to you (or your children)?  

To what degree?  

How many times? 

If you can reexamine your actions through the eyes of empathy with the Golden Rule in mind, then you will have an inkling of what the Lord's judgement will be on Judgment Day.

*from Walt Whitman's poem, "Song of Myself."

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Take It Up With the Lord


Take it up with the Lord.

Your so-called friend does not like the color of my skin? 

Well, tell him to take it up with the Lord.  

The Lord created us you know.

Do not like my  race? 

Take it up with the Lord.

The Lord created all the races.

Do not like my gender*?  

Well, take it up with the Lord.  

Again, the Lord created us you know.

*Never worry too much about the body as it is temporal. "Either way it's O.K, you wake up with yourself" (from the song, My Life, by Billy Joel).  Hey, it's your life.  Besides, it is the heart and soul of a person which matters most.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

What Goes Around, Comes Around


What goes around, comes around.  

If you sow nothing, but despair, hate, scarcity and stife, so too, will you reap nothing, but despair, hate, scarcity and strife. 

You are what you sow.  

It is unconscionable to desecrate a person's life with pettiness, instead of, celebrating a person's life in kindness and love.

Monday, June 8, 2020

You will only Enter the Kingdom of Heaven.....


Jesus said, "Remember that as long as heaven and earth last, not the least point nor the smallest detail of Law will be done away with - not until the end of all things. 

So then, whoever disobeys even the least important of the commandments and teaches others to do the same, will be least in the Kingdom of heaven.  

On the other hand, whoever obeys the Law and teaches others to do three same, will be great in the Kingdom of heaven. 

I tell you, then, that you will be able to enter the Kingdom of heaven only if you are more faithful than the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees in doing what the Lord requires. "

                         - Matthew 5:18-20

What are you to remember?  

To follow the Law, the commandments of the Lord, down to its last detail.

What are you to teach? 

The Law of the prophets,  the commandments of the Lord, the highest ethical standards and behaviors.

Do not corrupt or tempt people into sins or bad behaviors, especially our children. 

What must you do?  

You must do what the Lord requires; uphold and obey the Law.

You will be able to enter the Kingdom of heaven only if, what? 

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Dear Lovely,

I appreciate you, Lovely, even greater with each passing day.

I love your respect and regard you have for all people.  

I never truly realize how good you are until I experienced how bad wolves in sheeps clothing can be.  

I can not imagine being so filled and full of hate, power trips or sins that no humanity seem to touch them; the countless crimes against humanity perpetrated and the senseless disregard for human life.  

Thank you for being the person you are, not perfect, but holy.  

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Why Fear and Hate Enlightenment?


Look back, no further back, to the time of Jesus Christ...

What was it that caused so much fear and hatred of Jesus Christ?  

His teachings of love and peace? 

His abilities to heal the sick and cast out demons?  

The many miracles Jesus Christ performed?  

Even if you disagreed with Jesus's  teachings at the time, does it rise to the level of murder by crucifixion? 

Let's look further back to the time of Socrates...

Socrates is known as the father of political philosophy, ethical philosophy and his Socratic method the foundation of American legal education.

Yet, how did he die?  

He was found guilty of corrupting the minds of the youth of Athens and not believing in the gods of the state.  

He was sentenced to death by hemock.  

Fast forward to the time of Galileo Galilei, the father of modern physics, the scientific method, observational astronomy and modern science.

He was tried by the Inquisition, found guilty and was forced to recant his Copernicanism belief that the the earth revolved around the sun. 

Galileo spent the rest of his life under house arrest.  

Are you starting to see a pattern here? 

What is it that make people fear and hate enlightenment?  

From the enlightenment of Jesus Christ that light the way toward salvation to the wisdom of reason, scientific knowledge and the truth?

Why fear and hate enlightenment?

Friday, June 5, 2020

What the Heart Is Full Of


"A healthy tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a poor tree bear good fruit.  

Every tree is known by the fruit it bears; you do not pick figs from thorn bushes or gather grapes from bramble bushes.

A good person brings out of the treasure good things in his heart; a bad person brings bad out of his treasure of bad things.  For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of."

                             - Luke 7:43-45

Today, we speak what our hearts are full of.  

The hurt at being hurt by people sworn to protect from harm.  

The constant injustice of a system that allows for abuse of power and crimes against humanity; that lets bad apples stay to perpetuate more harm and bad practices.

Respect of the people should be the norm.  

We have a right to expect our public servants to actually serve the people with respect, regard and dignity, without fear of excessive force, torture, retaliation or death.

In order to have a justice system, we actually have to have a system of justice; whereby fair, respectful and equitable treatment of people the norm. 

Every and all lives matter.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Trees that Bear Good Fruit


Talk about trees bearing good fruit (and not bad)..... 

Have you figure out yet who is sowing these good fruit trees?  

Next level innovations, the kind that drives economies and create vaccines, come from poeple with inspiration, dedication, creativity, talent, and wisdom.

Before judging a book by its cover, perhaps take the time to see how much talent and creativity is inside its cover.  

You might discover the seeds of a fruit tree in that person. 

Time Will Out 2


"Be on your guard against false prophets; they come to you looking like sheep on the outside, but on the inside they are really like wild wolves.  

You will know them by what they do. 

Thorn bushes do not bear grapes, and briers do not bear figs. 

A healthy tree bears good fruit, but a poor tree bears bad fruit.  

A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a poor tree cannot bear good fruit.

And any tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown in the fire. 

So then, you will know the false prophets by what they do." 

                              - Matthew 7:15-20

Again, time will out (the truth)*.  

History seem to repeat itself, does it not?

When poor trees continue to bear bad fruits which poison the people that would eat them, then the bad practices and consequences happen over and over again.

Again, take a look at the timeline and the track record of your so-called Seers and false prophets; look not just on the outside, but the inside and the actions and predictions taken.  

When you look, what do you look for?  

The Lord's standards, ethical standards: standards of conduct and behavior.  

Most importantly, whether these standards will meet the standards of the Lord.  

(Standards to not follow Satan or the power of sinners which led to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ should be a given.)

What do you see?  

When false prophets manifest bad predictions and grandiose lies into reality, then catastrophic fails, harm and tragedies will occur.

In the end, the devolution into the uncivilized, unholy and the damned.

Call on our leaders to uphold ethical standards, just standards and good practices which matches the ethical standards of the Lord.

Stand for the love and peace of our Lord.

Be the love and peace we are called to be (as stewards of the earth).  

*From William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.  Launcerlot, "truth will come
to light; murder cannot be hid long;..., but at the length truth will out.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

What Will the Lord Find?


"the Lord, search the minds and tests the hearts of people, treating each in accordance to the way they live and what they do."     -Jeremiah 17.10

When the Lord search your mind and test your heart, what will be found?  

In these trouble times, our hearts are constantly tested.  

Will it remain true to the Lord? 

Will it be true to love, true to peace (the Prince of Peace)?  

The Lord has the highest moral and ethical standards; where fairness and justice are the norm.  

It is only fitting to have moral outrage when these standards are compromised or violated.  

It is right to fighting for fair and just treatment of people, especially the right to live without fear of abuse or murder.  

When the Lord search you for the way you are, is the search on the outside?  

Is it ever about outward appearance? 

What matters is who you are on the inside; the way you live your life and what you do with it. 

What will the Lord find?

Where Your Heart Reside


"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."      - Matthew 6:21

Where is your treasure?  

What is your treasure?  

If it be earthly riches, then your heart will be earth bound; when you die, you will have nothing to take with you.

If your treasure be the love and peace of the Lord, the love and fellowship of your neighbors, then your heart will be heaven bound; when you die, you take the love in your heart with you.

The question then becomes what do you treasure in life?  

What you value in life determines where your heart reside.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Ghosts of Christmas


The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future visited Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' novella, A Christmas Carol.

The first ghost to appear, the Ghost of Christmas Past, shows Scrooge, his old boarding school where he stayed alone  until his sister Fan managed to convince his unloving father to let him come home.  

Next, the spirit shows him the Christmas Eve Party with his kindly first boss, Mr. Fezziwig, who treated him like a son. 

Then the spirit showed him the Christmas Eve when his beloved fiancee, Belle, ended their relationship because she realized he loved money more than her.

The second spirit to appear, the Ghost of Christmas Present, takes Scrooge around the city, showing him scenes of festivity and also deprivation, including his nephew's Christmas party and his poor clerks, Bob Cratchit's Christmas dinner, where Scrooge takes notice of Cratchit's ill son, Tiny Tim.  

Scrooge ask the spirit if Tiny Tim will live.  The spirit replied, "If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die".

Finally, the spirit reveals two emaciated children, a boy named Ignorance anda girl named Want, clinging to his robes. 

The spirit warns, "Beware of them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom unless the writing be erased."

I could go on, but most of you already know this story.  

My point is perhaps it would do all of us good to evaluate our past and be sensitive to present events, in order to understand what the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Be might show us.  

Why have standards fallen so low? Where is the sense of honor and duty? There is no win or salvation in the shame of dishonor and indecency....